Over the past two months, the Armenian National Committee of America- Glendale Chapter, in partnership with the Glendale Unified School District and the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools (CASPS), has hosted the Path to College community forums, a series of seminars and workshops for high school and college students at the Krikor and Mariam Karamanoukian Glendale Youth Center. ANCA Glendale has hosted the program every year to educate high school students, community college students and their parents on high school graduation requirements, four-year plans, ELD classes, A-G college admission requirements, college application process and deadlines, financial aid, scholarships, SAT and ACT college admission exams, lessons on how to write personal statements, and the difference between community colleges and certain four-year universities. The seminars are primarily held in Armenian and the workshops are open to all students.
The first seminar, on high school graduation requirements, took place on Sept. 26, followed by a college admissions workshop on Oct. 3, and a seminar on preparing to transfer on Nov. 7.
Over 40 students and parents benefitted from the seminars and over 20 students attended the Saturday seminars to get help on personal statements for college applications and the online private and public application process. Local counselors and college representatives, including Nare Garibyan, a counselor at Glendale Community College and Karineh Turdjian, a counselor at Clark Magnet High School, offered to help.
Many students received help by submitting their statements online as well. One student from Glendale Community College said that when she emailed ANCA Glendale for help on her applications, she received “detailed notes within a day.”
The last seminar regarding financial aid and scholarships will be held on Feb. 5, followed by Saturday workshops on Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 for students who need assistance with filling out the FAFSA and applying for scholarships.
For more information, contact ANCA Glendale with any questions at (818) 243-3444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.